What can you grow indoors for food, spice or medicine.
- Most any herb
- Peppers -turn into little trees
- Curry Leaf Tree
- Kaffir Lime
- Nine Vegetables
- Grasses for fodder and juicing
- Salad greens
- Tomatoes /www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/winter-tomatoes.aspx
Plant of the Week Elaeagnus x ebbingei – A Plant for all Reasons
ReNeGaDe PiG! and moving animals from the flood.
Sheep and goats in search of more food.
More reasons to grow fodder in winter.
Home made Deodorant:
- 5 TBL (tablespoons/ 15cc = 1 TBL; 5 TBL = 75cc )
- 1 TBL (15cc) Baking Soda (can use more if it doesn’t burn you.)
- 2 TBL (30 cc) Bentonite Clay
- 5-10 drops essential oil of your pleasing
- Probiotic of your choice
- Or apple Cider Vinegar
- And/or Olive leaf extract
- 6 TBL (90 cc) Arrowroot Powder
- Some people use cornstarch instead of arrowroot powder. But Really? GMO corn in my pitts. Eeek!
Missed talking about the 2nd week of One Year To An Organized Life.
I go back and run though what I missed talking about last week, before I pick back up on it for this week, week #3
Soap, soap, and more soap.
Started online Biblical Hebrew classes last week. (Which is one of my 13 skills from 13skills.com)
Bumble Foot Chicken – Dottie’s Progress
Sick Chicken – Lil Bit’s Progress
Coop Chicken Update
Link to bottle attachment I use: http://www.farmandfleet.com/
The fans in the floor vents are working beautifully…posted a video on Featherly Farm’s YouTube channel. Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
And put a link on the Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/
Featherly Farm’s face book page just passed 100 Likes last night!!! So excited!
PLANS FOR NEXT WEEK
- Learn required letters for Hebrew Class
- Design new soap label, Learn how to shrink wrap soap, and begin getting sampler packs made for friends and family.
- Assemble, place, and fill two more library book shelves
- Install clothing ‘rod’ shelf in my closet.
- Begin making new rabbit cages…ha ha ha…as if! I’ll be lucky to get part way through the #2 on this list!
I explain the difference between Super Fatting, and Lye Discount.
Saponification according to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
WHAT I FORGOT TO TALK ABOUT LAST TIME
Why I want to make deodorant as well as soap: This is how we got on the Mammogram subject
Great blog post on this topic at:
Where the blogger lists dangers of ingredients in store bought antiperspirant/deodorant, and they post a recipe for a baking soda free deodorant.
I have created a new board on my pintrest page: http://www.pinterest.com/
Both SFing and discounting lye results in unsaponified oils or fats in the soap because in both cases you add more oils than the lye will react with. Unless you are making soap for household cleaning and plan on wearing gloves to use it, you need to add more oils than will be saponified. Standard for body use is 5%. (I’ve noticed that different lye calculators show different lye amounts for the same SF/discount, Soap Calc and Bramble Berry for example).
When you do a lye discount you melt/combine all oils at one time and equal amounts of the oils in the recipe are left unsaponified, meaning they did not get converted to soap and are in the soap as oil…however, some oils naturally have unsaponifiables…like Canola and Grapeseed.
When you superfat, you choose which oils/fats/butters are left unconverted in the soap (save those unsaponifiables in any other oils used in the base). This is where I add my luxury oils like cocoa butter, and shea butter and things like that
My favorite book on raising rabbits on forage:
And his first book which is a great introduction:
And now a 3rd book on rabbits in colonies. I will talk about it next week. I do whole heartedly recommend the first two.